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13 Sep

Last 6th of September the European Commission published a new important call for proposals aimed at supporting initiatives across Europe. The main topic is global citizenship education and awareness. 

The call is funded under the Development Education and Awareness Rising Programme. DEAR is a initiative of the European Commission supporting projects that engage Europeans in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development. The Programme works with civil society organisations and local authorities to promote global justice, human rights, sustainable development and democratic participation.

The new funding call intends to achieve quantitative objectives:

1) More EU citizens, including youth, have a critical understanding of the interdependent world as well as of their own role in it and have the interest to act for sustainable development;

2) More EU citizens, including youth, are actively engaged in sustainable development on local and global level;

3) Global Citizenship Education is better integrated into formal and non-formal education in EU Member States.

Funded actions are to be distributed among 4 lots:

Lot 1: Actions engaging EU citizens in global sustainable development and responses to global challenges. Actions could include campaigns, advocacy initiatives and citizen mobilisation.

Lot 2: Actions engaging young EU citizens and young people living in partner countries in joint initiatives. Actions could include campaigns, advocacy initiatives and citizen mobilisation.

Lot 3: Actions supporting initiatives implemented through financial support to third parties. Financial support to third parties is an activity carried out within the grant contract and consists in an indirect financial contribution made by the applicant(s) and/or affiliated entities to a third party, provided that the mandatory conditions for giving such support are fulfilled.

Lot 4: Actions with a focus on formal, informal and non-formal Development Education - development education in the formal education system (such as curriculum development, teacher training, development education programmes in school, work with parents-teachers associations, etc.), and/or - actions outside the formal education system (such as youth groups (e.g. scouts), informal or non-formal education, student associations, etc.).

Lot 5: Actions by Local Authorities. Under this lot, the applicant must choose one type of action, defined as in lots 1, 2, 3, or 4 above and refer to the corresponding lot mentioned above. The lead applicant must be an LA or association of LAs.

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 93 590 000, of which EUR 73 590 000 are for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and EUR 20 000 000 are for Local Autorithies (LAs). 

CSOs and/or LAs interested to apply (as lead applicants) are to demonstrate to have carried out activities in the field of development education and awareness raising, and/or global learning for at least three years, preferably during the last 3 to 5 years.

All actions must be take place in a minimum of 4-7 EU Member States (depending on the funding lots). 

The call for proposals is based on a two-step selection. In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. 

Deadline is 04/11/2022. 

Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.


Interested to other EuropeAID funding calls for projects on development and cooperation?  In the last issue of our CallforEurope Weekly Magazine we published synopses of all the open EuropeAID funding calls and of other funding calls under all European funding programmes.Have a look on it clicking on the cover of our Magazine!

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